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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2310 on: March 01, 2015, 11:53:27 PM »
I booked a OW nyc- kbp with the United promo rate of 57K last night, now a much better routing just opened but they want to charge me the regular rate of 70k,

any way around that?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2311 on: March 01, 2015, 11:54:19 PM »
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2312 on: March 04, 2015, 10:10:46 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2313 on: March 04, 2015, 10:13:51 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?
IIRC its somewhere between $50 and $75, I guess you can call and ask.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2314 on: March 04, 2015, 10:17:37 AM »
I booked a United award flight a couple weeks ago and  I wanted to change the time of the day for travel, does anyone know what their flight change/ Cancellation fees are on award flights?
With no status:
Change- $75 for more than 21 days, $100 if less than 21 days.
Cancel-$200

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/travel/ticketing.aspx?Mobile=1
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2315 on: March 04, 2015, 11:05:07 AM »
If i keep the origin and destination, but just change the length of time at the stopover, what is the fee.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2316 on: March 04, 2015, 11:06:06 AM »
If i keep the origin and destination, but just change the length of time at the stopover, what is the fee.
Same fees apply.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2317 on: March 04, 2015, 12:32:21 PM »
Will I be able to upgrade to economy plus on an Air Canada flight?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2318 on: March 04, 2015, 02:46:35 PM »
for some reason United website doesnt show business class availability for TK flights from IST to JFK, even though ExpertFlyer shows available space. is this a known issue that just needs to be booked over the phone?

what's also odd, is that United website does show business class availability for TLV-IST, so it seems just the US routes are somehow restricted?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2319 on: March 04, 2015, 03:39:48 PM »
for some reason United website doesnt show business class availability for TK flights from IST to JFK, even though ExpertFlyer shows available space. is this a known issue that just needs to be booked over the phone?

what's also odd, is that United website does show business class availability for TLV-IST, so it seems just the US routes are somehow restricted?
There are 2 levels of award space on TK. So even though space is showing on EF, if it's not showing on UA/ANA/AC, it means it's a higher  level and can only be booked through TK's award program.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2320 on: March 04, 2015, 03:56:29 PM »
There are 2 levels of award space on TK. So even though space is showing on EF, if it's not showing on UA/ANA/AC, it means it's a higher  level and can only be booked through TK's award program.

Thank you.

doesnt EF usually indicate if the award availability offered by an airline for its own members is different than the one provided to its partners? i recall seeing this specifically highlighted for Swiss air for instance, but i see no such notation for TK.

Also, i'm seeing Class I on EF. Does UA get access to a different booking class? or do they just get access to a limitied number of seats in I class?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2321 on: March 04, 2015, 04:06:13 PM »
Thank you.

doesnt EF usually indicate if the award availability offered by an airline for its own members is different than the one provided to its partners?
No
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i recall seeing this specifically highlighted for Swiss air for instance, but i see no such notation for TK.
Regarding LX, that isn't true either. What's available to M&M and what's limitly available to star alliance partners, both are I class on EF.
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Also, i'm seeing Class I on EF. Does UA get access to a different booking class? or do they just get access to a limitied number of seats in I class?
Both are I class. And star alliance partners only get what TK releases to them.
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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2322 on: March 04, 2015, 05:24:44 PM »
frustrating, but thanks for the info.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2323 on: March 04, 2015, 05:45:30 PM »
Would it be possible to get United to do a long sell on LX award space that is only showing up through M&M but not on star alliance search engines, being that they are both categorized as I class?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #2324 on: March 04, 2015, 05:49:09 PM »
Not that I know of.
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